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Gateway Upgrade South (GUS) project and South East Busway extension

Overview:

Stage 1 (completed)

Stage 1 of the Gateway Upgrade South project to upgrade the motorway from 4 to 6 lanes from Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road to Miles Platting Road was completed in July 2011.

Stage 2 (design and construction underway)

The Australian Government and Queensland Government have committed $140 million of joint funding for design and construction of the next stage of the Gateway Upgrade South projects.

Stage 2 works include:

  • Section A: Upgrading Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road from Broadwater Road to Gardner Road.
  • Section B: Extending the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway (completed March 2014).

As part of Section B works, the Queensland Government will invest a further $36 million to extend the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Rochedale (School Road) including provision for a future extension towards Springwood.

Location:
Section A: Wishart/Mackenzie
Section B: Eight Mile Plains/Rochedale
Completion:

Completion of the projects is expected in mid-2014, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Benefits:

Safety
Safer connections with the Gateway Motorway, at Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road and the Pacific Motorway.

Efficiency
A more efficient and reliable motorway and supporting transport infrastructure with capacity to accommodate future growth.

Connectivity
Improved connectivity and sustainable transport outcomes for communities along the motorway corridor between Wishart/Mackenzie and Eight Mile Plains/Rochedale.

Supplier:

Section B: The upgrade to the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway and extension of the South East Busway will be constructed by Abigroup Contractors.

Funding:

The Australian Government and Queensland Government have committed $140 million of joint funding for design and construction of the next stage of the Gateway Upgrade South projects.

As part of Section B works, the Queensland Government will invest a further $36 million to extend the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Rochedale (School Road) including provision for a future extension towards Springwood.

Project info

Section A: Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road upgrade (Broadwater Road to Gardner Road)

Upgrading the interchange of the Gateway Motorway and Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road will improve safety and access to and from the Gateway Motorway and benefit over 35,000 motorists who use Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road daily.

The upgrade will also improve connectivity and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

McIlwain Civil contractors will undertake the construction of this project, with works to begin by April 2014.

Early works including utility service relocations are continuing, while site establishment works will commence in early April 2014.

The project is expected to be completed by late 2015, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Section B: Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway

The Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway is among Queensland’s busiest on-ramps with an average of 30,000 vehicle movements per day.

Extending and upgrading the on-ramp alignment has improved safety and reliability for motorists allowing more distance and time to merge with through traffic.

South East Busway extension

The busway is being extended from the Eight Mile Plains busway station to School Road and includes provision for future extensions towards Springwood.

The extension of the busway will allow buses travelling through Rochedale and Rochedale South to directly access the busway network.

Construction for this project commenced in late 2012 and is expected to be complete by mid-2014.

Contact details

Email: gatewaysouth@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 799 686*
Post: Gateway Upgrade South Project
Transport and Main Roads
Reply Paid 2439
Brisbane Qld 4001
(Free post)

*Free call within Australia. Higher rates apply from mobile phones and payphones.

Community info

We are committed to keeping the community updated about the construction progress during the project.

Subscribe for regular project e-news updates and check this webpage regularly.

Alternatively, members of the project team are always available to answer any questions regarding Gateway Upgrade South projects on 1800 799 686 or by emailing gatewaysouth@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Project updates

If weather or construction conditions restrict activities, works will be postponed until the next available works evening. For further information contact the project team on 1800 799 686.

To stay up-to-date with the timing of works please call 13 19 40 or visit the Traffic and Travel Information website.

Latest news

Section B: Construction completed

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has appointed Abigroup Contractors to complete the upgrade of the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway and the extension of the South East Busway.

Construction began in late 2012 and was completed in March 2014.

Section A: Construction to begin

The upgrade of the interchange of the Gateway Motorway and Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road between Broadwater Road and Gardner Road has been awarded to McIlwain Civil in February 2014. Construction will begin in early April 2014

Last updated
17 April 2014